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Gemini AI gains media attention following Google’s bold claims of an AI system that will outperform OpenAI’s ChatGPT. According to Google DeepMind’s CEO, the new artificial intelligence will be their most advanced LLM (large language models) architecture yet. Gemini was announced during the Google I/O conference this year. Who wins in a battle of resources and creativity between Sam Altman and Demis Hassabis?
What is Gemini AI?
Gemini AI is Google’s next-generation foundation model and is a large language model (LLM) similar to GPT-4. It is still in development so it is not possible to access yet as it will take several more months until its complete. But it’s sound like we should start getting ready for this influential AI that will work with text and have many similarities to the famous ChatGPT.
Despite offering similarities to ChatGPT, the new Gemini AI will not just be replicating what’s out there. Demis Hassabis, the CEO of DeepMind are fusing techniques from multiple AIs to give the new AI the most effective planning and problem solving abilities. In particular, Gemini’s engineers are using techniques from AlphaGo, the AI that defeated a champion of the boardgame Go. AlphaGo was built off reinforcement learning where a software repeatedly attempts to complete a task and then makes adjustments based on feedback. It uses a method called tree search to explore and remember possible moves on the board.
“At a high level you can think of Gemini as combining some of the strengths of AlphaGo-type systems with the amazing language capabilities of the large models.”Demis Hassabis, CEO of Google DeepMind
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How to access Gemini
Gemini AI is still in development and there are processes to be completed so it is not yet possible to access it. The company still has work to do and it could cost tens or hundreds of millions of dollars to complete. GPT-4 cost more than $100 million to create.
DeepMind’s Gemini was first teased at Google’s developer conference where the company also announced a range of new AI products. Hassabis said that they have “new innovations that are going to be pretty interesting”. The new AI will be available in various sizes and is being designed to support future innovations.
Will Gemini AI be more powerful than ChatGPT?
Google’s foray into artificial intelligence seemed at first to lag behind the likes of OpenAI. However, recent updates on Gemini AI indicate it will operate to an exceedingly high level, even more so than its close competitors. A recent report by SemiAnalysis indicated the forthcoming AI system is five times more powerful than other top AI services like ChatGPT. Furthermore, it suggested that by 2024 Google’s Gemini model may be as much as 20 times more powerful.
Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet, is confident in his ability to keep the tech giant ahead in the AI arms race. He explains that “Gemini was created from the ground up to be multimodal, highly efficient at tool and API integrations and built to enable future innovations, like memory and planning,” also noting that “While still early, we’re already seeing impressive multimodal capabilities not seen in prior models.” Furthermore, “Once fine-tuned and rigorously tested for safety, Gemini will be available at various sizes and capabilities, just like PaLM 2.”
With proprietary training sources including YouTube video transcripts, we expect that Gemini will be able to generate both text and images. The search giant does indeed have the resources to beat out Midjourney in terms of visual quality.
Google’s contribution to AI will supposedly be launching sometime this year – but we don’t know for sure when just yet. It’s set to be one of the most important developments in AI yet. Stay tuned – we’ll have all the key info on release date and uses for the service as soon as we know.
Who owns DeepMind?
DeepMind is a Google-owned company. The machine learning AI startup was co-founded in 2010 by Demis Hassabis, Shane Legg, and Mustafa Suleyman who has since joined Reid Hoffman on Inflection AI. The company, based in Kings Cross, London, became a subsidiary of Google following the acquisition in 2014.
Will Google Gemini AI be better than Google Bard?
The Bard chatbot will continue to operate alongside Gemini AI. Google Gemini will be multimodal – that is, able to natively receive inputs of more than one type of media (text, image, audio, and video) – with a core focus on image generation. Bard will continue to have a core focus on text generation.